4.5 star

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Open Book by Jessica Simpson Book Summary

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.

This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn’t want to lie.

Jessica couldn’t be authentic with her readers if she wasn’t fully honest with herself first.

Now America’s Sweetheart, preacher’s daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others, but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she’s never shared before.

First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. But now, instead of being talked about, Jessica is doing the talking. Her book shares the wisdom and inspirations she’s learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture cliché’s — “chicken or fish,” “Daisy Duke,” "football jinx," “mom jeans,” “sexual napalm…” and more. Open Book is an opportunity to laugh and cry with a close friend, one that will inspire you to live your best, most authentic life, now that she is finally living hers.

Open Book (Jessica Simpson) Book Reviews

Amazing !I didn’t really know what to expect, but had no idea she would be so open about everything. This was very hard to put down. Every woman needs to read it..Score: 5/5

Love Everything About JessicaShe is so relatable, honest, and funny..Score: 5/5

Loved itI really loved the book.. it brought out a lot of different emotions in me.. Thank you Jessica for sharing your life with us and being so honest and true...Score: 5/5

This book is raw, honest and beautifully written.I was a teenager during Jessica’s rise to fame. How humbling it is to read the real words to a story you were constantly subject to due to the media. Tabloids were everything then. Perception was truth. How wrong we were. I have read every celebrity book, most were lackluster, some plain painful, but not this one. This is not just a memoir peeking into the convoluted world of celebrity, something that none of us will know.. This is a book showing the harsh world that many girls experience. I commend Jessica for her ability to be completely open and transparent. This is her story and she writes it beautifully. Her honesty is astounding. It’s so much more than salacious drama.. This is about real life obstacles that we all have endured. She was honest with herself, which is the hardest thing to truly do. But it will help people like me and many others who self medicate and deflect..Score: 5/5

Great readI wasn’t a die hard fan of hers before reading, but I did and have enjoyed a few of her songs and watched Newlyweds. It was fascinating to hear her truths and learn not only her story but see the truths in my story as well. It always warmed my heart that through everything God is still the forefront of her life. So good, and definitely recommend!!.Score: 5/5

Absolutely loved it.Thank you Jessica for this. You brought me back to so many memories I had as a fan of yours growing up. Your songs at the end are beautiful! Please put them on iTunes!.Score: 5/5

Great book!So happy to read Jess finally had her happy ending!.Score: 5/5

Great book!I really enjoyed reading Jessica Simpson’s story. Very well written..Score: 5/5

What a GREAT readI was completely captivated and couldn’t put this book down! Such a new perspective on her and her life! Kudos to u Jessica!!!.Score: 5/5

Honest and VulnerableLove this book! She is so honest. There were moments I laughed and cried. The way she tells her story and her vulnerability makes it like you’re listening to your best friend. Thanks for sharing your story Jess.Score: 5/5

Loved her book!I really enjoyed reading Jessica’s story. From everything she’s been through and all the loves in her life it was so nice to see where she ended up. I actually got emotional reading her last chapter. Proud of her and wish her the best in life and sobriety..Score: 5/5

Loved it!,I’ve always liked Jessica as a artist but this book made me love who she is. Reading the parts about her marriage were sad but seeing how she’s found herself, as a mom, wife and person was really beautiful. Great book 10/10.Score: 5/5

Such A Great Read!This book changed everything that I thought I knew about Jessica Simpson and made me take a look at myself. I found myself crying through parts of her life with her, sharing her joy, and understanding her better. I’m glad I bought this book..Score: 5/5

Read it all in 2 nights!Wonderful read! 💕.Score: 5/5

Just love her and love this book!Easy read that I couldn’t put down. I so admire Jessica for being who she is..Score: 5/5

Surprisingly goldI read through the entire book in one sitting. It was honest, heartbreaking and funny. I never realized so many of the things Jessica struggled with and it’s amazing that she was able to put it all out there..Score: 5/5

Great book!Love and appreciate her honesty..Score: 4/5

Excellent bookI did not expect to connect so much to Jessica’s story. Her faith and vulnerability were on full display. Her light shines through the pages!.Score: 5/5

Great, encouraging bookThis was a better book then I even expected! I love how open she was about her childhood, divorce, love, addiction, body issues...everything. I couldn’t put this book down..Score: 5/5

Loved it!Really enjoyed this book. Jessica really opened up about her past and was very intriguing..Score: 5/5

Jessica Simpson’s open book 📖I loved the show Newlyweds and have followed Jessica’s career. I loved 💝 reading this book. You get to see behind the scenes. It’s almost like she’s bringing you into her life as a friend. I can relate to many of her struggles. I’m amazed by her depth and how much she has grown. I never ever do this but... I might have to read it again. It’s soooo good..Score: 5/5

10/10I didn’t know what to expect when first reading this book, I was mostly hoping for some juicy revelations. This book was so much more than that. GREAT read..Score: 5/5

Truly a great readTotally enjoyed this book.Score: 5/5

Loved❤️It was raw honest open.Score: 5/5

Absolutely phenomenalReally enjoyed this one. She bared her soul in the book and I appreciated the honesty..Score: 5/5

Want your light to shine? Read this book!Jessica is open and extremely relatable to her audience. This book makes you look inward while getting a look at her life and choices that make her a force to be reckoned with. I’ll be forever grateful for her openness and sharing herself and life with us. Absolutely loved it!.Score: 5/5

AnonymousI normally do not read books or interested but this definitely a must read! Very raw. True and relatable and inspirational..Score: 5/5

Amazing!Fantastic read! Very inspirational and well written. Loved it.Score: 5/5

Love her!This book made me love Jessica simpson even more. Details of her life are shared in a well written good read..Score: 5/5

InspirationalThank you! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your world and experiencing your struggles. We are not alone in this world, your book has opened my mind and my heart when I didn’t know where to start. God Bless, you truly are a beautiful soul..Score: 5/5

A truly incredible readI came to this book, excited to hear all the delicious drama I speculated about in my youth. I left this book truly inspired. With Jessica, I cried, celebrated, and discovered a desire to renew my faith. This is a truly great read for anyone looking for some inspiration..Score: 5/5

Wonderful!This book was amazing...Jessica continue to seek Him in all things and HE will direct your paths....ALWAYS!.Score: 5/5

Uplifting readReally loved this book and will probably read it again, I’m sad to be done! It was really inspiring and fun to learn about her life..Score: 5/5

She’s an open book for sure!Her heartbreak, her fun, her love, all came through in this must read book. She wasn’t afraid to tell her truth through all the ups and downs throughout her life. Made me look at her in a whole new light..Score: 5/5

Amazing read Jess!Must read!.Score: 5/5

So goodSeriously... so good!!!.Score: 5/5

Ho HumThe absolute most boring book I’ve tried to read!.Score: 1/5

Loved this book!!The minute I began reading Jessica Simpson’s “Open book” I was drawn in immediately...I could relate so much to her stories, feelings and emotions and I almost feel like we have known each other before in either this life or a past one...thank you for giving me a reminder to keep my faith in God in all things! You are truly an inspiration!.Score: 5/5

Must readI’m not the one for autobiographies but I’ve always liked Jessica. A friend told me I should read this book because it was THAT good. I’m glad I did! I finished it within days, I couldn’t put it down.Score: 5/5

Truly InspirationalI didn’t think I was going to tear up so much reading this let alone having so many things in common with Jessica but I am so happy to finally have read it. So well written and so detailed about her life. Must read!.Score: 5/5

HonestI am 59. I had to listen to her music again to remember her songs. That says something about my generation because I know my music and the greatest artists don’t require a search engine. What I learned from her story is that she is a very honest person, faithful to God, unfiltered and who acknowledged her struggles and unpacked them truthfully. Jessica is the bomb! She is a very talented and beautiful person. Impressed..Score: 5/5

Worth the read!The book really carries you through the author’s life. She is honest, vulnerable, and real. You’ll catch yourself going back a few paragraphs just to wrap your head around the fact that you’re reading about JESSICA SIMPSON and getting a (pretty big) peek into celebrity life, and then-as cliché as it sounds-continue reading and think, “wow, we’re really not that different.” And you empathize. And you thank her for sharing her story..Score: 4/5

Beautiful, sad, amazing storyThis was truly an amazing story and things I had no idea about. I have a new appreciation for Jessica Simpson now..Score: 5/5

Nice readIt’s a nice read! I enjoyed learning about the different things that Jessica went through and things going through her head that was not seen through the media..Score: 4/5

Open book!!I love every minute of this book as she bares her soul with coming into terms with everything and grabbing her life back into her hands. She will forever rise up and love fiercely with her faith and family by her side..Score: 5/5

READ! Won’t regretVery interesting read! I never knew all the things Jessica had overcome in her lifetime. Definitely a great read with the pure story of a celebrity.Score: 5/5

AmazingAmazingly Real! Thank you for being so transparent! This book will help many!.Score: 5/5

Easy read but shallowHonest, easy read, but shallow and full of cliche type writing. Left not being a fan of hers anymore, she is selfish and focused on herself for vanity reasons. Sigh..Score: 3/5

Great bookAmazing story.Score: 5/5

A MUST READ!I loved this book so much. It’s so raw and authentic that I felt like I was living along side her. You’ll laugh, cry, and most importantly be encouraged to look inwards..Score: 5/5

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I really liked itA super easy read that gives you a new perspective on life and the struggles that many go through but try to hide..Score: 5/5

5 Stars to Jessica!So beautifully inspiring. Thank you for this, Jess..Score: 5/5

Relatable! Love her honesty.What a great book! I love how honest and relatable she is. Very humble. 5 stars!.Score: 5/5

Faith kept me readingIt was Jessica Simpsons faith in God that I was able to relate to the most. I found God on my own, and I had a relationship with him despite being raised in a non religious home. Through all of my trauma, I always found myself at Gods feet asking to be saved. Her vulnerability, and courage to admit her weaknesses has made her strong. I never would’ve thought I’d be reading her memoir, but God must’ve put this book directly in my path. Jessica Simpson has gained a new fan. I will pray for her to continue a life of sobriety..Score: 5/5

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Open BookA good honest and interesting look into Jessica Simpson’s life, success and failures..Score: 5/5

Authentic and MovingA wonderful autobiography, so deep and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing of yourself. There are many lessons for us all..Score: 5/5

Worth a readIf you’re like me and grew up with Jessica then this book is worth a read!we are the same age and I envied her life so much, now I’ve come to realise that we only know a fraction of their story. What we project to the world is not always the truth. Thank you for opening your soul to the world in this book. Thank you for tying up so many “loose ends” in the questions I always wish I knew the truth to..Score: 5/5

This Book Is A Must ReadYou will laugh, you will cry, you will be surprised and you will not want to put it down but by the end you will know who Jessica Simpson really is and maybe think twice before judging a book by the cover (or a celebrity by a magazine cover) again..Score: 5/5

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